DRDP-Kindergarten ©

by the

California Department of Education


Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Assessment Tool for California

Find the DRDP-K (2015): For use with transitional kindergarten and kindergarten-aged children forms and resources»

The California Department of Education (CDE), in partnership with WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies and the University of California, Berkeley, Evaluation and Assessment Research (BEAR) Center, has developed a free assessment tool for transitional kindergarten (TK) and kindergarten (K) students. Districts can use this tool to provide useful information to teachers and administrators in order to better address students’ learning and developmental needs. The Desired Results Developmental Profile—Kindergarten (DRDP-K©) is developmentally appropriate, aligned to the Common Core State Standards for K, and provides valuable information about students’ developmental progress.

The DRDP–K (2015) is based on the previous DRDP–SR (2012)© instrument. It includes refinements made over the past several years and new elements that are essential to quality early childhood education. It aligns with the California Department of Education’s Early Learning and Development Foundations and the California Content Standards for Kindergarten.


  • California Department of Education (CDE) letter from Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction regarding the Desired Results Developmental Profile—Kindergarten (DRDP-K©) for transitional kindergarten (TK) and kindergarten (K) students Read more»

At a Glance

  • Aligned to the California Preschool Learning Foundations and the California Content Standards for Kindergarten
  • 51 measures, across 11 domains, in developmental areas that have been identified both in the empirical literature and by the National Education Goals Panel as those most foundational to later school success

Contact us

Desired Results Training and Technical Assistance Project
Center for Child & Family Studies at WestEd 
333 North Lantana, Suite 277 
Camarillo, CA 93010
Main: 800.770.6339
Fax: 805.465.4444